by John White
Originally published: September 6, 2017
We've been on a slow crawl out of an economic downturn for several years now. In order for the economy to continue to rebound, there must be an increase in workforce participation.
This includes women, whose participation in the workforce peaked at 60% in 1999 and has been on the decline ever since. But just asking women to come back to the workforce is not that simple.
There are a lot of complicated reasons why women aren't participating in the workforce at the same numbers they were in 1999, and employers have to understand and be willing to address those reasons.